Burnout, presenteeism and longer working hours. They’re the bane of most employees’ lives and, as of recently, their bosses’ lives too.
With increased reporting on stagnating productivity levels and problems with efficiencies, companies – and occasionally Governments, too – are looking at the benefits that getting their employees to switch off could have on the bottom line.
For example, the BBC recently reported that South Korea is almost ready to cut its maximum working week from 68 hours to 52 hours in a bid to boost productivity – and also the number of children being born.
In fact, the ruling body of South Korea are concerned that long working hours are impacting everything from workplace efficiency to the ways in which their citizens conduct family life.
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